Celebrating the history, beauty, and people of the Mōkapu Peninsula!
Capturing the beauty of the peninsula's beaches, the historic district, the monuments, and much more.
To bring Mōkapu's history to life!
Who were the buildings, athletic fields, and streets named after and why are they honored?
From Mōkapu's emergence from the Pacific during the Honolulu Volcanic Series to the early Hawaiians to December 7 aboard NAS, Kaneohe Bay and more!
From the elegant Pacific War Memorial to the displays of military aircraft & equipment to the gorgeous beaches to MCB Hawaii's historic district – there is much to catch the eye!
The peninsula is full of buildings, streets, athletic fields and other locations named after famous (and not so famous) people. Who were they and what did they do to earn the honor?
The answers to many of your questions regarding the Mōkapu Peninsula. What kind of bird is that? What is the name of that peak? What are the PROPER names for the bays, beaches, mountains, and other points of interest?
Choose either our Standard Coffee Table Book or our Departure Gift Special, where your honoree gets a custom two-page spread WITHIN THE BOOK. It’s the perfect end-of-tour gift!
Much more than an excellent history of the military installation [c. 1930s–present] Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mōkapu Peninsula (separating Kailua & Kāne‘ohe Bays) is well designed & richly illustrated and includes significant archaeological & cultural history as well. Recommended!
Ray Rippel has captured the beauty and the history of Mokapu with stunning original photographs and meticulous research. His reconstruction of December 7, 1941 at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay is the best I've read.
From the moment you read the introduction it is apparent that this is a different kind of book, written by a person with intimate knowledge of a special place. It’s not a dry, history book. It’s not a travel guide. And yet, it is both. There is history in it and it is very well researched using maps, photographs, reports and interviews, but it’s also very personal. It’s an invitation to scratch beneath the surface to understand what is all around, especially for people who live and work on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mokapu Peninsula.